There are more than two million adults living in the United States with congenital heart conditions today, thanks to advances in care. If you’re one, you know you need special treatments, support, and care to maintain your good health.
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at WVU Medicine Children’s brings together experts in their fields. We have heart doctors experienced in congenital heart conditions in children and specialists who understand the heart diseases adults may face later in life. We address all your health needs.
Conditions We Treat
Congenital heart defects are one of the most common birth defects. We treat many congenital heart conditions in children. We apply the same approach to our adult patients.
Conditions we treat include:
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Single ventricle anatomy
- Valvar disease
- Atrial and ventricular septal defects
Services We Provide
Treating an adult with a congenital heart condition calls for an understanding of their condition, medical history, and treatment goals. We bring these skills and experience to the exam room for each of our patients.
The WVU Medicine Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic connects you with the specialists you need as you become an adult. We’ll help you find an internist who will collaborate with us for your primary care. If you’re ready to start a family, we’ll guide you to an obstetrician who will make sure you and your baby stay healthy and strong. These are just two ways we’ll help you get the care you need.
Many patients are able to continue with us after they would typically “age out” of a pediatric program. We also welcome new adult patients to the clinic.